TaylorMade Spider EX Putter Review
What we say...
The TaylorMade Spider EX putter is likely to be TaylorMade’s most popular putter, with everyone from tour pros to beginners wanting as much help as they can get.
TaylorMade Spider putters have played a huge roll in convincing tour pros to ditch their blade putters for more forgiving MOI and mallet style models over the last decade. And TaylorMade are showing no signs of taking their foot off the Spider gas in 2021. Two brand new models (the TaylorMade EX and TaylorMade SR) target extra forgiveness and stability right alongside a reinvented Spider S and X.
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The TaylorMade Spider EX putter is a cracking, compact, high MOI model, just like the previous Spider X.
The head of the TaylorMade Spider EX is 3.5mm longer from toe to heel and 2.7mm wider from face to back than the Spider X.
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Thanks to a lightweight aluminium body, enough weight is freed up to allow 56g of steel to be split between two discrete back wings and a further 20-30g of tungsten (depending on shaft length) to be positioned in the extremities of the toe and heel behind the face. That extra weight on the outer edges of the putter provides a huge amount of stability performance.
The TaylorMade Spider EX comes with the option of a new, fluted shaft that TaylorMade worked on with KBS to tune and heighten feel, plus an aggressively sharp grooved new urethane and aluminium Pure Roll insert.
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TaylorMade have obviously poured loads of time, effort, and know how into creating the Spider EX and we love it. As good as the design is, what’s really impressive is golfers now having three hosel options to choose from. It doesn’t matter if you have a straight, slight or strong arc putting stroke or if you prefer platinum, blue or navy colouring, there’s a TaylorMade Spider EX out there to fit everyone’s eye.
TaylorMade Spider EX putter custom options
The all-new 2021 Spider models will also be available via Custom. Options include any length between 32″ – 37″ (quarter of an inch increments) LH or RH, loft & lie adjusted by up to 2° and the choice of 11 different grips (all FOC).
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What TaylorMade say about the 2021 Spider putters
“When we first introduced the original Spider putter in 2008, we never could have anticipated the global phenomenon it has become,” says Bill Price, TaylorMade’s putters and wedges guru.
“With widespread adoption on tours around the world, not only has it become one of the company’s top-selling putters of all time, it has truly shifted the paradigm of putter design toward high-MOI mallets.
“I’m proud to have played a role in the evolution of Spider and what it has become today.
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“A lot goes into hitting a solid putt. With this new class of Spider putters, we focused on removing two of those variables: aim and alignment.
“Each model features its own True Path that simplifies the aiming process and helps golfers set up to the ball the same way time after time.
“While each putter brings something unique to the table, they are bonded by a foundation of forgiveness, stability, and True Path alignment that makes it easier to aim.”
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